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Welcome to Blountville ...

Blountville is located in Sullivan County<1> and is the County Seat for Sullivan County.

The location of Blountville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Blountville was established in 1792.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Blountville had a population of 3,074 people.<3> (see below for details).

Blountville is 1,530 feet [466 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Blountville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Blountville is located in the (423) area code.

Communities Also Named Blountville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Blountville - they are located in Mississippi and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Blountville.

Communities near Blountville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Blountville.

  • Johnson City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Johnson City is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City <5>
  • Kingsport
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kingsport is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,112 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsport
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Kingsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsport <5>
  • Collingwood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Collingwood is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood <5>
  • Bristol
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • East Ridge
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • East Ridge is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on East Ridge
  • Elizabethton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Bloomingdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bloomingdale is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,888 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Bloomingdale
  • Colonial Heights
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Colonial Heights is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,934 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Heights
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Colonial Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colonial Heights <5>
  • Jonesborough
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Mount Carmel
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Blountville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blountville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blountville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Blountville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Blountville. See our Newspapers Page for Blountville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blountville ...

Looking for more information about Blountville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blountville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blountville.

Adding Blountville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blountville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Blountville was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Blountville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Blountville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blountville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sullivan County: www.sullivancounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Sullivan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blountville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blountville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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